1. Post #1
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    ValueWalk posted:
    Back in June, the New York Times had a feature story on Apple’s retail warriors. While the workers appeared long on loyalty and corporate enthusiasm, they were on the short end of the payscale. What the article didn’t discuss was the employees’ ability to apprehend kidnappers.

    Yes, this really does happen at Apple stores.

    According to Louisville’s WDRB.com, this past Saturday evening, a female Apple shopper received help from a store employee after being “kidnapped” and asked to purchase numerous phones at different venues. By the time she arrived at Apple, the ruse had come to an end.

    Using discretion, the Apple worker contacted authorities and the kidnapper was subsequently arrested by Louisville police.

    Who knew Apple workers could perform in such a high-pressure situation?

    But here’s another part to the story. The woman initially connected with the kidnapper, “Greg”, after they arranged to go out out on a date. The woman had met her assailant a few weeks earlier but she didn’t known his real name is Victor A. Sarver, Jr.

    She felt safe enough to allow him to come to her home and pick her up. What she probably didn’t expect was “Greg” would bring a gun, place it on her leg (why there, so she couldn’t run?) and then while at gunpoint, request that they drive around to numerous stores and buy phones in her name; she was also expected to bankroll the transactions, reported WDRB.com.

    After a spending binge–probably not your typical Saturday night date–the coupled arrived at Oxmoor Mall’s Apple store. This is where Greg’s gig ended as the Apple worker successfully contacted store security and the police arrived.

    “Greg” wasn’t very cooperative with police as he altered his story “multiple times,” on how he had eventually landed at the Apple store, as noted in the police report. Police took sworn statements from employees of the Apple store for the case, along with photographs of text messages between “Greg” and his date.

    Sarver has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and robbery.

    The save by the Apple employee comes at an interesting time, as the company recently launched ads during that the Olympics that had included Apple Genius technicians “rescuing” customers.

    In one of the three ads named, “Labor Day” a father-to-be knocks on the door of an Apple Genius’ home at 4 am, and asks for help in creating a “photo card to announce a birth.” The technician not only talks about the different options for the announcement, but also offers to phone an ambulance.

    Maybe Saturday night’s victim had seen the ads and knew she’d be safe under the watchful eyes of Apple employees.

    Source: http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/08/app...ky-kidnapping/
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  2. Post #2
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    -this one was poorly thought out-
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  3. Post #3
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    Looks like they may actually be geniuses in this case.
    you should feel bad
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  4. Post #4
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    Looks like they may actually be geniuses in this case.
    i get you were trying to make a joke here, and it didn't go over well, but was the bold required? i think anybody capable of reading (which should hopefully be everyone on this forum) would be able to puzzle out what you were trying to convey without that visual aid.
    at any rate, that's fantastic for the woman. who knows how that night would've otherwise ended?
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    -see above-
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    Hello, my name is Penis. Please refer to me as such. I'm totally cool with it.
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  7. Post #7
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    Wow, this almost makes up for the Apple Geniuses that sat at their Genius Bar listening to a woman being tourtured and bludgeoned to death in the building next door, and didn't even bother calling 911.
    Source
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    Hello, my name is Penis. Please refer to me as such. I'm totally cool with it.
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...tZM_story.html

    It was posted in SN when it happened.
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    Does the article even say how the guy knew she was kidnapped? Or did I overlook it?
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    Holy fuck, that's disgusting.
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  11. Post #11
    Oh no, what have I done!
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    terrible joke
    hurfgahuahh lol XDD1! apple is reall bad guys!!

  12. Post #12
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    And what the fuck did he do besides call the cops on a guy forcing someone to buy phones?

    They make it sound like he saved the fucking day.
    I'm pretty sure they would ask if everything was okay with her when they see victor here following her around.

    My mother has bought food for bums or a bit poorer people, and security commonly checks to make sure she's doing it by her free will.
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  13. Post #13
    I regularly throw pity parties.
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    The Article posted:
    Victor A. Sarver, Jr.
    Something about this name just says "I kidnap people".
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  14. Post #14
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    Something about this name just says "I kidnap people".

    Edited:

    Sorry that was rude
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    So how did the people in the store know she was kidnapped?

  16. Post #16
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    So how did the people in the store know she was kidnapped?
    The guy that kidnapped her brought her to electronic stores and have her by phones in her name, when he brought her to the Apple store she was able to subtly tell the Apple Genius that she was being held and forced to purchase the iPhone against her will when he appropriately called the authorities.